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Columbia River Highway

State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 888-275-6368
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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
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“vista house” (51 reviews)
State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 888-275-6368
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a pretty road trip even if you are unable to hike or walk. We got off of Interstate 84 at Exit 22 and then took this route north through the waterfalls area. We stopped at several lookout areas along the way to enjoy...More

1  Thank MHCSB
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Your first stop should be Crown Point Vista House. It is a beautiful limestone and marble building with incredible views of the Columbia River Gorge. There you can pick up interesting info about the building and how the Gorge was formed from ice age floods....More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We drove the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway and spent the whole day there. Every mile or so was another waterfall or breathtaking view. There were so many falls and sites to see we missed many of them. The only disappointment was Multnomah Falls. It...More

1  Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The old Columbia River Highway (Old 30) is one of the most scenic highways I've traveled and I've traveled some beautiful highways. It rivals the Olympic Peninsula highway and Hwy. 1 north of San Francisco to around Bodega Bay. These are just a couple of...More

1  Thank CPARebel
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This drive is nice because of the viewing opps, trees and winding roads and once you get to the Point, newly remodeled, if it's windy or sunny, it is quite an experience!

1  Thank Don D
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This road winds across the US. Here it winds and climbs the south side of the Columbia River Girge. Lavender and veggies for sake, happy drivers and cyclists a round. Such spectacular scenery, huge fir trees, waterfall and hiking opportunities along the well-kept road. This...More

1  Thank Suzichka
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

If you have to tour here on a sunny weekend probably best to get up very early and tour then or leave til the end of the day - it gets very congested. Also, few of the views are continuously expansive being shielded by twists...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is a lovely drive! Allow plenty of time to drive this curvy road and enjoy a number of majestic waterfalls and hiking paths within easy access of the highway. My fave: Latourell Falls, which requires a short hike, and therefore, has fewer tourists. The...More

Thank Russ A
Reviewed 8 June 2016

My trip up to this vista surprised me, the views of the surrounding area was so beautiful, I expected more of the same. however, once I parked and stepped out of my car I was brought to tears by the sheer magnificence of the view...More

1  Thank Tina K
Reviewed 4 June 2016

On this hwy, you will get fantastic views of Columbia River and access to many waterfalls and trails. We spent first day on this hwy and stayed overnight at Cascade Locks. Then we spent another half day driver through Bridge of Gods and return to...More

Thank W C
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Travel T
Trying to plan where to eat lunch on the drive from Portland to Multnomah Falls. Some to-go food for a picnic would be nice. Any recommendations? GF and vegetarians in the group = P Thanks!
26 August 2016|
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Response from Lorene W | Reviewed this property |
Buying food in Portland before you get into the Gorge would be a good idea as there are not that many places on the scenic highway. I would not recommend the Tippy canoe, but check it out for yourself, overpriced and not... More